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=====1890-1900===== =====1890-1900=====
-By the early 1890s, the Trustees had determined that the ongoing growth of the Massachusetts Agricultural College as an institution meant that the campus would have to undergo a substantial reorganization in terms of land use. Additional dormitories and lectures halls were badly needed; the logical place for these buildings was within the core campus, where the College’s agricultural facilities were presently located; and the Trustees were quite aware that putting new residential and classroom buildings in close proximity of barnyards would be exceedingly undesirable for students and faculty. The farms would have to be relocated farther away from the core, not only for hygienic and esthetic reasons, but also for logistic reasons: the Trustees thought that the existing farm setup was becoming inconvenient from a farmer’s point of view. The Trustees were concerned that farmers would have to spend too much time and expense carting materials from fields to barns that had become (or would become) stranded among non-farm campus buildings. The challenge of relocating the farms was also regarded by the Trustees as an opportunity to create new, sanitary, model barns and veterinary laboratories where hard-to-eradicate problems like tuberculosis among livestock might be overcome. During this decade and into the 20th century, new state-of-the-art agricultural facilities were built, including the 1894 Horse Barn, [[buildings:m:munsonhall|Munson Hall]] and Munson Hall Annex.+By the early 1890s, the Trustees had determined that the ongoing growth of the Massachusetts Agricultural College as an institution meant that the campus would have to undergo a substantial reorganization in terms of land use. Additional dormitories and lectures halls were badly needed; the logical place for these buildings was within the core campus, where the College’s agricultural facilities were presently located; and the Trustees were quite aware that putting new residential and classroom buildings in close proximity of barnyards would be exceedingly undesirable for students and faculty. The farms would have to be relocated farther away from the core, not only for hygienic and esthetic reasons, but also for logistic reasons: the Trustees thought that the existing farm setup was becoming inconvenient from a farmer’s point of view. The Trustees were concerned that farmers would have to spend too much time and expense carting materials from fields to barns that had become (or would become) stranded among non-farm campus buildings. The challenge of relocating the farms was also regarded by the Trustees as an opportunity to create new, sanitary, model barns and veterinary laboratories where hard-to-eradicate problems like tuberculosis among livestock might be overcome. During this decade and into the 20th century, new state-of-the-art agricultural facilities were built, including the 1894 Horse Barn, [[m:munson_hall|Munson Hall]] and Munson Hall Annex.
=====The Horse Barn===== =====The Horse Barn=====
-The Horse Barn was built as a “model barn” with a portion of the funds that had been provided to the Massachusetts Agricultural College by the General Court for the purpose of constructing two model barns. The Horse Barn originally housed the College’s Percheron workhorses. In the 1940s, the Horse Barn became the stable for Morgan Horses when the Federal government disbanded the U.S. Cavalry. The Horse Barn is considered to have been the home of the original Bay State Morgan Blood line, which is a distinguished breeding line in the equestrian world. The Horse Barn remained in full use until 1991 when the Morgan Horses were relocated to the Hadley Farm. The Horse Barn and the neighboring [[buildings:b:blaisdell|Blaisdell House]] will be moved to Wysocki Field as part of the new Agricultural Learning Center.+The Horse Barn was built as a “model barn” with a portion of the funds that had been provided to the Massachusetts Agricultural College by the General Court for the purpose of constructing two model barns. The Horse Barn originally housed the College’s Percheron workhorses. In the 1940s, the Horse Barn became the stable for Morgan Horses when the Federal government disbanded the U.S. Cavalry. The Horse Barn is considered to have been the home of the original Bay State Morgan Blood line, which is a distinguished breeding line in the equestrian world. The Horse Barn remained in full use until 1991 when the Morgan Horses were relocated to the Hadley Farm. The Horse Barn and the neighboring [[b:blaisdell_house|Blaisdell House]] will be moved to Wysocki Field as part of the new Agricultural Learning Center.
=====Landscape Analysis===== =====Landscape Analysis=====
-The Horse Barn (1894) was constructed along the north side of a road that ran from North College (no longer extant) to the west between the Horse Barn and [[buildings:g:grinnell|Grinnell Arena]]. Historic plans show that the road widened to a forecourt between the [[buildings:g:grinnell|Grinnell Arena]] and the Horse Barn. A 1943 plan shows trees lining the south side of the road (no longer extant). The western end of the complex is currently undergoing a construction project, which may alter the character of the landscape at the western side of the complex. Historically, the rear (west) side of the Horse Barn faced a ravine that drained the Campus Pond. Natural vegetation and remnants of the ravine are still evident although the ravine no longer drains the Campus Pond. Historically, the landscape at the front (east) side of the building did not include panting, which is still absent.+The Horse Barn (1894) was constructed along the north side of a road that ran from North College (no longer extant) to the west between the Horse Barn and [[g:grinnell_arena|Grinnell Arena]]. Historic plans show that the road widened to a forecourt between the Grinnell Arena and the Horse Barn. A 1943 plan shows trees lining the south side of the road (no longer extant). The western end of the complex is currently undergoing a construction project, which may alter the character of the landscape at the western side of the complex. Historically, the rear (west) side of the Horse Barn faced a ravine that drained the Campus Pond. Natural vegetation and remnants of the ravine are still evident although the ravine no longer drains the Campus Pond. Historically, the landscape at the front (east) side of the building did not include panting, which is still absent.
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